Invest in Fife

August 2015 Newsletter

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Invest in Fife was formed to promote Fife as a first-class business location and the region’s commercial capabilities and opportunities.

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Company News

Briggs Marine win major contract with DONG energy

Briggs

DONG Energy has awarded an eight year framework agreement to the Fife-based Briggs Group for the contingency and repair of export and array cables for offshore wind farms throughout the UK and Northern Europe.

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Fife sea freight capacity to be given €6m boost

Sea Freight

"Millions are to be invested in improving the sea freight link between Fife and mainland Europe.

Route operator DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports – the private company responsible for the operation of several of Scotland’s east coast docks – have pledged to jointly invest €6 million in upgrades for the key ro-ro sea route between Rosyth and the major Belgian seaport of Zeebrugge."

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New Developments

Regeneration in Action at Hillend and Donibristle Industrial Estate

HADIE

Exciting regeneration at Hillend and Donibristle Industrial Estate is underway.

A Steering Group has been formed, made up from businesses within the estate, supported by Fife Council, which is responsible for planning and agreeing on the regeneration strategy and prioritising its work.

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Phase 2 of multi-million pound Low Carbon Investment Park gets underway in Buckhaven

Buckhaven

WORK is continuing on the £2.3 million new Low Carbon Investment Park, which could eventually secure up to 600 jobs as well as contributing to the physical regeneration of the Levenmouth area.

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Work begins on pioneering £25m green energy centre, St Andrews University

"Deputy First Minister visits north east Fife site for state-of-the-art facility

Deputy First Minister John Swinney today (Monday, July 6) marked the official start of construction work on the Guardbridge £25 million green energy centre."

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Events

Invest in Fife will be exhibiting at:

Offshore Europe Conference 2015

Visit Invest in Fife at SPE Offshore Europe - one of the world's largest technical conference and exhibitions for the offshore E&P industry, on stand 3E60 from Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th September.

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Property 2015

Invest in Fife are sponsoring Property 2015 at EICC, in Edinburgh on the 9th September. The event brings together industry leaders who share their unique perspectives and debate the key issues and challenges facing the property industry in Scotland.

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Decom and Wreck Removal Workshop 2015

This event based at Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow on the 1st & 2nd October, highlights best practice for managing man made structures on the sea floor over their life cycle, using an evidence based approach.

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More Decom North Sea events click here

Invest in Fife will be visiting:

Scottish Renewables Marine Conference

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness – 15&16th September

"The last 12 months have been action-packed for Scotland’s wave and tidal industries. While the sectors have faced significant, high-profile challenges, there is also a huge amount to celebrate. Commercially-viable marine energy technology is closer than ever, and industry and government have come together and worked hard to chart a way through the recent stormy seas."

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Consultations

Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme seminar and webinar

The Energy Saving Trust is oganising a free to attend seminar (26 August) and webinar (27 August) to learn more about becoming an Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessor. Both of these will provide an overview of the scheme along with the potential market opportunities.

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DECC Subsidy Consultations

“Consultations are currently open:

  • Closing the Renewable Obligation for solar power projects (consultation closes 2nd September)
  • Removing the pre-accreditation process for the Feed-in Tariff (consultation closes 19th August)

You can find the announcement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/controlling-the-cost-of-renewable-energy

Supporting Composites Industry Growth in the UK, 24th August, Scott & Fyfe, Tayport

This Composites UK event is supported by Scottish Enterprise to bring together composites companies based in Scotland. Industry case studies will present novel developments in growing composite markets. Composites UK and Scottish Enterprise will highlight activities supporting the industry across the UK.

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Contact Us

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Website - www.investinfife.co.uk

Email - enquiries@investinfife.co.uk

Telephone - 01592 583639

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